Feral Vector is run by a collective of people: Feral Sett. We’re a group of games-adjacent people with extensive experience in videogame development, game design, event production, academia, hardware, hackspaces, retail work, industry consultancy, and other jobs we’ve hated. We’ve collectively balled up our disillusionment to kick against while trying to make wonderful things happen.
We have a long track record of events, curation, parties, games, projects and permanent spaces we’re proud of, but those are largely things we’ve done individually. Feral Vector brought us all together between 2015 – 2017, and in those years it became obvious that we were doing it as a team.
A few of us are flippant about our own pronouns below. We won’t be about yours.
In random order, we are:
Amran was the Bastard in Residence at Feral Vector 2017, providing backstage support and vital security at attendee checkin. Outside Feral Vector, Amran has been involved in tech communities and events ranging from hackerspaces, meetups and festivals like Electromagnetic Field, giving him a wealth of experience in dealing with your shit.
Shi is a feral game developer, and runs WETGENES with Kriss, producing all kinds of videogames, tools, board games, installations, and events. If you’ve been to FV in Hebden Bridge before, you’ve probably met them both on the door.
Pronouns: Dealer’s choice
Siobhan is a writer, musician, game developer, and occasional events producer/curator. During FV she looks after the social media, does whatever miscellaneous event support tasks she can find, and makes sure everyone’s drinking enough water.
Beck Michalak is a visual artist, FV games curator, and general fixer at FV. Also incredibly skilled at spotting and averting those moments teammates might fall over and die.
Pronouns: She/Her/or whatever
Jim is a Principal Lecturer in game design at UCLan, and a director of Curious Pastimes, which operates festival size larp games. At FV he runs experimental larps and other games that focus on the interactions between players.
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Feral Sett do the event production and the heavy lifting of making everything happen at Feral Vector. You’ll see us wearing these lanyards:
There’s also a whole heap of people who’ve helped out in various ways over the years. Mostly that’s since Feral Vector moved to Hebden Bridge and formed Feral Sett, but a few of the names below are also from its prehistory in London. This list is sure to expand (and, apologies – I’m sure to have forgotten a few after seven years – DH):
Sarah Cole, Adam Dixon, Thryn Henderson, Nate Crowley, Jo Summers, Andro Dars, Kim Foale, Jana Wendler, Ben Bennett, Lynne Parker, Juju Adams, Richard Hogg, Danny Parker, William Pugh, Dominik Johann, Alex Tutty, Ed Key, James Brown, Michael Brown, Jon Brown, Jason Pugh, Emma Bearman, Andrew Crawshaw, Ross Fowkes, Charlotte Lowey, Ryan, Emma Peddie, Craig Brennan, Cathleen Guiney, Matthew Parks, Lawrence Wong, Andrew Thorpe, Chris Butler, Siri H, and Alice O’Connor.